Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

Airports

Photo Airport = aerodrome with facilities for flights to take off and land. Twitter @AeropuertoUIO @flyLAXairport @LASairport @kenyaairports @iflymia @AICM_mx Wikipedia Airport Webcams http://airportwebcams.net Recommended Listening Iconic buildings: The TWA terminal at New York’s JFK airport Elsewhere on the Web Prepare for take-off – Colin Bisset https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-06/the-best-and-worst-airlines-and-airports-of-2018 Quotes Flughafen sind Un-Orte; ein Ort, den man …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the National Travel and Tourism Week and recognizes the accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. Join us May 6-12 as we curate highlights from this year’s celebration. 2018 dates: May 6-12. NTTW 2018: How to Celebrate …

#BikeMonth

Poster: #BikeMonth May is National Bike Month – http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth – in the USA, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Hashtag: #BikeMonth …

Responsible Travel Week

RTWeek = Responsible Travel Week Join us! Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek17 https://planeta.com/rtweek16 History Planeta.com’s first Responsible Travel Week took place in 2009. One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, the annual Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. We welcome financial donors, including individuals and …

Set-Jetting

Buzzwords Set-jetting = Trend of traveling to places first seen in movies and TV shows. Also referred to as a “Location Vacation.” Elsewhere on the Web http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/77806 https://theconversation.com/eats-shoots-and-leaves-what-the-movie-industry-does-to-location-42417 https://boingboing.net/2017/12/06/this-film-geeks-jet-setting.html Black Panther https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/black-panther-travel-5-trips-inspired-by-blockbuster-1107079 Austria / Sound of Music USA / Las Vegas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_set_in_Las_Vegas http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/nov/16/top-10-films-las-vegas USA / Los Angeles http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/these-classic-cult-movies-were-filmed-in-las-backyard-5679624/35 http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-et-la-la-land-map http://www.eonline.com/news/814662/the-official-la-la-land-guide-to-los-angeles-see-where-ryan-gosling-and-emma-stone-fell-in-movie-love http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/la-la-land-movie-locations-to-visit USA / Pacific Coast …

Celebrating World Heritage Day

Photo: Venus Glyph April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #IDMS, #heritage4generations History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding …

Destination Wedding

Buzzwords Destination Wedding = Wedding planned in advance in a foreign country, where the couple, the wedding party and their guests stay for an extended period and where all activities related to that wedding take place. Planeta.com Travel

Museums

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Ready for a party? International Museum Day is celebrated around the world on May 18 …

Marketing Travel on the Social Web

Photo: Benleigh Workshop Successful tourism marketing requires an understanding of how to make effective use of one’s website and its connections on the social web. Yes, it is helpful to have a website but even moreso the dedicated space on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Insider Tips Planeta.com‘s role as an online facilitator/clearinghouse for …